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Police Logs

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

State police at Lehighton said Mitchell Kenlon McClure, 50, of Palmerton, was stopped for a traffic violation along SR248 eastbound at Club Road, in Lower Towamensing Township.

McClure was found to be under the influence and was taken into custody. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Walnutport police chief Joseph W. Pennisi released the report of activities for his department for the month of October.

There were 150 calls for service, 20 traffic citations issued, two criminal arrests, 12 parking tickets issued, and 13 warnings issued.

Police vehicles traveled a total of 2,034 miles during the month.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 1:05 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, along Interstate 78 in Allentown.

State police at Fogelsville said Dean Hawkey, 43, was stopped for speeding, going 100 miles-per-hour. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for suspected DUI.

In addition to the DUI and speeding counts, he will also be charged with illegal window tint and multiple lane change violations, troopers added.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Sugarloaf man was injured in a two vehicle accident in Tamaqua on Nov. 2.

Christian Lescowitch was traveling south on Railroad Street (SR309) in a Dodge Stratus at 9:20 a.m. Lescowitch told officer he fell asleep at the wheel after working the midnight shift and struck the rear end of a coal truck owned by Joseph Wargo.

Lescowitch was transported to St. Luke's Miners Medical Center, Coaldale. Wargo was not injured.

The Dodge received moderate damage, while the truck had no damage.

Monday, November 7, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from vehicles incident reported in Carbon County.

Troopers said about 8:38 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, they responded to 537 Hamilton St., Palmerton, for a theft from vehicles report. Troopers said items were reported stolen from the unlocked vehicles of Ricky Lee Smith, Barry James Pointon Jr., and Debbie Lynn Romig, all of Palmerton.

Taken were one Garman GPS, a pair of Columbia winter boots, an XM radio, 12 CDs, a green Ipod Nano and three packs of cigarettes. Total value of the missing items was estimated at $814.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with selling 16 veterans' grave markers at a county scrap yard.

State police at Schuylkill Haven charged Samuel Steffie, 40, of Schuylkill Haven, with receiving stolen property and desecration of venerated objects.

Troopers said he sold the markers at the USS Achey Scrap Yard in Orwigsburg on July 11.

The markers are the property of the Schuylkill County Department of Veterans Affairs.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Monroe County teen was jailed on Wednesday, Nov. 2, following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly assaulted a family member.

State police at Fern Ridge responded to 908 Mountain Road, in the Sun Valley development, Effort, in Chestnuthill Township, about 4:30 p.m.

Troopers said Kevin Joseph Shevlin-Smith, 18, confronted Joseph Brian Shevlin, 39, and the two got into a physical altercation. During the altercation the teen grabbed the victim by the neck and attempted to stab him with a pair of kitchen scissors.

Friday, November 4, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are looking for a hit and run driver involved in a crash on Oct. 26 along Neola Road, just south of South Lane, in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Denise L. Tucker, 48, of Stroudsburg, was driving a 2009 Chrysler 300 southbound while another vehicle was in a driveway. For unknown reasons the driver in the driveway drove onto Neola Road in front of Tucker. Tucker's car struck the other vehicle on the rear drivers' side bumper with the front of the Chrysler.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 9:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, along SR611 in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they were assisting in looking for a vehicle involved in a hit and run crash. Information provided advised police that the suspect vehicle was heading north on 611 towards Mount Pocono.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Carbon County teen was placed in a detention center after he was charged with assaulting a police officer.

State police at Fern Ridge said troopers were dispatched to Lake Drive in Lake Harmony, Kidder Township, about 4:52 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, to assist township police with a domestic incident.

On scene troopers were told a 15-year-old male and a female were engaged in a dispute during which the male threatened a township officer if he "touched his mother."